Friday, December 30, 2011

I took this picture at a store in Julian, California.
I'm still trying to figure out if this doll frightens me
or not. If the owners related spooky tales to me
about the doll having little adventures
in the dark of night, I'd probably believe them.

The sunset as viewed from our front porch on Thursday evening.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This is a picture I took in October 0f 2007. It was
the first morning of the first day of the brush fires in
San Diego that were to the left of us, the right of us, in back of us,
and in front of us. You can see the hot Santa Ana breeze
blowing and the sun peeking through the smoky skies.

When I took this picture there had already been a
run on bottled water, the gas station was out of gas,
the ATM was out of money, my pharmacy was closed,
and the whole town was as good as "out of order".

I'm tellin ya, things fall apart fast folks.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Strike yer colors ya bloomin cockroachers!
By thunder, we'll see ya to Davy Jones!"

The "Wicked Wench" in the Pirates of the
Caribbean attraction at Disneyland, California.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from
Lizzy Tex Borden (via Denny's).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

Or at least that's what it looks like my mom's figurines are singing.

Friday, December 23, 2011

I spotted this art on a street in North County, San Diego.
He's on the sidewalk, so if you wanted to you could
walk right up to him. He looks pretty okay with that.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Don't you just love the prize booth in game arcades?
For 2 tickets you can win a cool eraser in the shape of a football.
For 35,000 tickets you can win a SpongeBob nightlight.

I never go home without an eraser.
In the center of this photo is a lake on a golf course.
When there are brush fires you can sit here and watch
firefighting helicopters fly in and hover while they
load up on water, then head back to the fires.

Under different circumstances, it would be an awesome sight.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holy Rose Parade, Batman!
It's Toyota of Pasadena!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

As I glide along an automated walkway at the
Barona Casino and Resort, a television monitor advertises all of
the available amenities that I myself will never experience.

I've forgotten what it's like to have that look on my face.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

....and the award for most cleavage shown by an
action figure I own, goes to...

*rips open envelope*

 ...NECA's 7 inch Queen Gorgo from the
motion picture The 300!

*wild applause*

Friday, December 16, 2011

I went to Blockbuster Video today because I had heard
that they were having a sale on Blu-ray movies. They are.
It's not all that good. 5 Blu-rays or DVDs ($14.99 or less)
for $24.99 or 3 for $14.99. Not that great and there are not
that many Blu-rays. If you go, pay attention. The movies are
all mixed together and you may think you are grabbing a Blu and
it's a standard DVD.

But hey, I got the Beetlejuice Blu-ray for $5.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I like these pigs that I bought at a crafts store.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I took this picture about an hour or so ago which
would make it about 1:30 AM. This is the skylight
over my computer table and the moon was just'a
shining on through tonight/this morning. My camera
can't capture how cool it really looks, especially when
clouds are kind of just whisping on by like in an old
scary movie.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I took this picture at a botanical garden and there's
just something about it.
 I don't know... Something around the Edulis.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

This is the Air and Space Museum in San Diego California.
I've never been inside although I would really like to see it.
I am never with anybody who is interested, so I am always
outvoted. When I peek inside the door I can see what
I'm pretty sure is an Apollo space capsule.
It looks really interesting.

Maybe one day.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

If you're going to deface something, deface
it with love is what I always say.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Evelyn is a fruitcake.

Mountaintop Motel Massacre. Yeeeeaaaah buddy.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

If I drank, this is totally where I would buy my booze. This
liquor store is old school greatness. And I bet they have all kinds
of snacks. Like twenty brands of beef sticks, fifty flavors of beef jerky,
and even those little snacks of fishy fish strips in cellophane bags.
And popcorn? A given. And with any luck at all, perhaps even a
NACHO machine with the hottest of jalapenos.

And if they sell folding beach chairs, I would hang out all day.
I guess that's why I don't drink.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

 Is that not a big spider on top of my Capt. Jack?

Monday, December 5, 2011

I was taking a picture of this balloon when... wait a sec...
Is that a dinosaur?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

This is a tree in Ojai California (in Ventura) that
they decorate every year for Christmas. It usually has
huge ornaments on it. But this time it seems to have
only lights and a star at the top. Not a very good photo,
I know. I took it through my car's window.

Friday, December 2, 2011

This is FYE (For Your Entertainment). One of the last
CD and DVD stores around it seems. If you're lucky enough
to have an FYE near you, than you are blessed with many CDs
and DVDs both new and used to choose from. And if it's a location
 like this one, there are great associates to help you out. This
store also has action figures and sometimes the clearance prices
can be pretty doggoned good.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

I like this. If it were greener and more (much more)
manicured, it would be attached to a building of
sorts in New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

As it is, it's really just on the back of a Carl's Jr.
fast food restaurant in Oceanside, California.

Monday, November 28, 2011

My picture for today is of a couple of my mom's roses.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

California? Check.
Palm tree? Check.
Warm weather? Check.
Sunny blue skies? Check.
Motel that will impress your out of town visitors? Gimmie a minute.

Friday, November 25, 2011

When the world comes to it's apocalyptic end, I'm going to
grab a raft, a lantern, an mp3 player loaded to the gills with Enya
and sail the waterways of America. This urban stream will take me
to the California Aqueduct which will float me straight on
through to Heaven.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This was a view from our breakfast table on a
visit to the Barona Casino in Lakeside, California.
Very nice, and not completely developed yet.

Hmmm. It seems many of my photos are at restaurants.
But I swear, I do more than eat...
...for the most part.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What kind of restaurant has a Star Wars poster
in the restroom? An awesome restaurant.

Killer Pizza From Mars.

Monday, November 21, 2011

If you ever want excellent take-out Mexican food, and
you end up at a restaurant that looks like this,
you've found the right place.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I don't understand this. I've seen these contraptions a
few times. These things would seem to hold your CDs or DVDs
in a position to bake in the sun. Melt City.
Maybe I just don't understand the technology.

It wouldn't be the first time.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My son and I bought this dish with little birds
perched on it's edge for my mom as a Christmas gift a
few years back. I've always thought it is really cute.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

One of my buddies, in my room.
I don't like being around live mice, but plastic is swell.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Witness the dramatic reenactment demonstrating how
a fox in the wild scratches behind his ear.

Nature is just awe inspiring.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This is the driveway of The Ritz Carlton in
Laguna Niguel, California. I took this picture
when my cousin was staying there a few years ago.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Thursday, November 10, 2011

After two years of saving and procrastination, a few days
ago I finally bought an Apple 5th Generation iPod Touch and
have been spending stupid amounts of time loading it up with
everything from Merle Haggard to Pantera.

And I am still working on it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I'm wonderin' if the owner of this gas station
invented the World Famous Pocket Fisherman...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

This cave is near my home.
It's rumored that trolls live in it.
And not the good kind.

LOL... I'm just kidding.
They're the good kind.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Be still my heart. It's the Disneyland of liquor stores.
I could spend hours here smoking and
having a key or two made.

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's raining cats and dogs over here at the
Big Lots store today.

Here is the same parking lot on a sunnier day.
Big Lots used to be called Pic 'n Save. You can
get some good stuff for cheap prices, but for the
most part you get lousy stuff for cheap prices.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Here are a few odds and ends from my action figure
collection. Just a very small part of them. Not my
most valued, but there is a Hit Girl from the movie
Kick Ass and a Halloween Michael Myers re-release
figure that I'm quite fond of.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This fence on the patio at the Panda Express restaurant
looks deadly enough as it is, but I wonder what would happen
if the edges of all that iron foliage were to be sharpened.

Just a frivolous thought.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Here is my annual "Day After Halloween Fifty Percent Off Of
Everything" haul. That (wacky) pirate skull was the only one like him
in the store. He was there in late September when I was there and
I wanted him then, but I didn't want to spend what he cost.
But today, he was in the same spot, fifty percent off and now he calls
Casa Del Los Tex home sweet home.

This stuff doesn't look so great in the light of day, but when you
have them in low light and with spooky surroundings they are
pretty effective.

The hanging head and Jason's machete are from The Spirit Store
and the rest is from the Halloween Superstore.

Monday, October 31, 2011

!!! Happy Halloween !!!